A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.05 km (86 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.515 East, latitude 38.9634 North, depth = 139.05 km. The temblor was reported at 08:41:39 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100036bv. Unique identifier: us100036bv. Global time and date of event 14/08/15 / 2015-08-14 23:41:39 / August 14, 2015 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamoto, Shiogama, Sendai. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km S of Yuzawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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